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Simple XP 32BIT 64Gb RAM (true Pae) Guide

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This is such a tired discussion at this point.  We all have tried all of the various patches.  Some of us Have copies of 2003 server enterprise that natively does this.  Fact is none of the patches are any good for everyone.  Because they all do the same thing transplant or Mod XP so that it acts like 2003 server and with that comes hardware compatibility issues.  Never mind Software incompatibility issues that arise from programs not running in a 2003 environment correctly.

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On 8/7/2017 at 8:38 PM, dencorso said:

My friends, IMO it's not mature yet. In any case, please do read this thread. With 8 GiB one can create a RAMDISK and then put the swapfile in it, the rest can be used to hold the Temporary Internet Files, and the caches for FF, Opera and Chrome: and it'll get auto cleaned up at every reboot. :yes:

Now you know what I was talking about when I posted the post quoted above... Unless there's a big breakthrough sometime in the future (which I really doubt will ever happen), still the best use for all RAM above the 3.x GiB that XP recognizres is a RAMDisk which knows how to use PAE, like the Gavotte does.

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XP appears to allocate physical memory top down like Windows 9x. If Windows is Patched and a RAMDisk run from within it, Drivers and many other things will still end up in high memory.

To avoid any issues you will need a RAMDisk that loads before Windows or one that can use RAM not known by Windows. Windows should not be Patched in this case.

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1 hour ago, rloew said:

To avoid any issues you will need a RAMDisk that loads before Windows or one that can use RAM not known by Windows. Windows should not be Patched in this case.

That's precisely what I meant when I said:

On 11/11/2017 at 8:37 PM, dencorso said:

the best use for all RAM above the 3.x GiB that XP recognizres is a RAMDisk which knows how to use PAE, like the Gavotte does.

Gavotte itself uses PAE, it does not rely on a patched Windows to do it, nor require any windows patching. And it works equally well with up to Windows 8.1 x86.

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